Take a closer look at the intricacy and fragility of human connections – from friendships to relationships to families, these are some of our top reads that deal with the human connections we all have. Women In Sunlight Frances Mayes Women in Sunlight revolves around the life of three women who have been widowed who...
There’s nothing like settling down with a warm cup of tea and a good book – so get stuck in, and give one of these new novels a try. The Astonishing Colour Of After Emily X.R. Pan Leigh Chen Sanders is sixteen when her mother dies by suicide, leaving only a scribbled note: ‘I want...
There’s just something about independent book stores that I love. The character, the smell, everything. As it turns out I’m not alone in this. In fact, many Kiwis still frequent Independent book stores. Tucked around our country independent book stores still live on and they’re the perfect place to go for some time-out on the […]
A Conversation with Shanthi Sekaran, Immigration, Villification, and The Story behind the News Story
What inspired you to write Lucky Boy, and what is the significance of its title? I’d heard about immigrant parents stuck in detention centres as their children were being adopted away from them, and I was struck first by the very fact that this was happening – that this could happen. I then immediately wanted […]
“Not your grandfather’s Iron Man” is how the newly announced next iteration of Iron Man is being dubbed online. In a surprising move from Marvel, whose primary line up traditionally lacks diversity in gender and race, a young black woman has been introduced as the next iteration of Iron Man. Riri Williams is a 15 […]
THE HOUSE AT THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT By Catherine Banner Amedeo Esposito thinks he has finally found a place he can belong, on a tiny island on the coast of Italy. He restores a building the locals believe to be cursed, where he opens a bar called ‘The House at the Edge of the […]